I live in South Africa and have been kitting out vehicles, and helping people to kit out vehicles for a few years now.
I can give you two email addresses for specialized gear:
4x4 Megaworld in Menlyn, in Pretoria belongs to a friend of mine: Louis, with email address: email@example.com
Tell him Dawie referred you. They are agents who stock a lot of the well known brands and Louis is honest, efficient and fair priced.
A good website with prices is FRONT RUNNER 4x4 :: Roof Racks, 4x4 Accessories South Africa, Rooftop Tents, Car Fridges, Extra Fuel Tanks, Winches, Towbars
. You can email Monique@frontrunner.co.za
. Tell her Dawie with the Red 80 series Cruiser refered you. I have spent much money with them as they manufacture their own stuff.
For every day stuff like sleeping bags, chairs, tables and things like that, we have a "superstore" called Makro. (Makro
) Their 4x4 section is great and cheap! We also have a company called Outdoorwarehouse (Outdoor Warehouse
) with great things.
Roof Top Tents I would reccomend either the Featherlite or Eezi awn. Howling moon is heavy, expensive and is over rated.
My honest advice would be to start your shopping at Decathelon. Anything imported into South Africa is more expensive here than in the UK. So GPS's, sleeping bags, technical clothing and things like that would be cheaper there. Stuff that gets made here is a lot cheaper and labour is cheap. So servicing your vehicle, new suspension, tyres and stuff like that would be cheap here.
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and you can get a carnet from the AA of South Africa for your vehicle. I was planning on buying the UK, shipping here and doign what you're doing. My wife is from the UK and the AA of SOuth Africa agreedto give us a carnet. They aslo charge only 200% for Egypt and not 800% like the RAC. Even if the vehicle is UK reg.
My own Website, www.pictureafrica.co.za
, has lots of usefull info on Southern Africa.
Don't hessitate to fire questions at me if you need more info.